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Mario Strikers: Battle League Football (June 10th)

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Lookin' forward to more Mario footy and have been listenin' to some of the old music recently, such as this one:

...But then I thought, "What if I added that song to it?"

Ahh... I really shouldn't be allowed near computers...

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English version of the previously released Japanese overview trailer is up:

 

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Mario Strikers: Battle League Football overview trailer

All up on the main site.

Full press release and video embed.

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Looks awesome. I do hope there is a mode that doesn't have all those extra bits in. Just straight up football.

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1 hour ago, BowserBasher said:

Looks awesome. I do hope there is a mode that doesn't have all those extra bits in. Just straight up football.

Have you ever played Mario Strikers? Normal football would be boring with that setup.

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15 minutes ago, Glen-i said:

Have you ever played Mario Strikers? Normal football would be boring with that setup.

That is true, and I. have. Just thought it might be interesting to see uf ut played different without all those specials and shots that score two goals. But then Charged had those mega penalty shots where you could get like 6.

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If anything football should be more like Mario Strikers

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1 hour ago, Ashley said:

If anything football should be more like Mario Strikers

Now that... that is something I can get behind.

I don't even like Mario Strikers that much, but the Wii one is easily the best football game I've played.

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13 hours ago, Ashley said:

If anything football should be more like Mario Strikers

Now that I would watch. 

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I have a friend who is very much into Strikers but I never really played it. Might want to try this one out, it does look fun. 

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A bumload of news about Mario Strikers came up today. First there's a demo that lets you play the tutorial. June 4 and 5 there's an online play test:

Next, Nintendo has confirmed that there will be free post-launch updates, including characters. So I guess the same tactics as we've seen with Golf and Tennis.

Last, hands-on sessions can be found online:

https://www.nintendolife.com/features/hands-on-mario-strikers-battle-league-makes-a-furiously-good-first-impression

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/features/mario-strikers-battle-league-could-be-the-best-mario-sports-title-yet/

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1 hour ago, Dufniall said:

Next, Nintendo has confirmed that there will be free post-launch updates, including characters. So I guess the same tactics as we've seen with Golf and Tennis.

Just like that my interest in the game has lessened. I hate this service/Gaas type of model for these games. What's wrong with sending out a game that's finished, just like they used to do with the Gamecube and Wii entries? Signs of the times I suppose. :( 

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Just now, Hero-of-Time said:

Just like that my interest in the game has lessened. I hate this service/Gaas type of model for these games. What's wrong with sending out a game that's finished, just like they used to do with the Gamecube and Wii entries? Signs of the times I suppose. :( 

Online gaming happened.

Constant player engagement has become a seriously big thing for online multiplayer games. It's not good enough that a game sells well, it has to keep people playing long after it's released.

It was pretty obvious they were going this route when it became apparent that Daisy, Miss Mario Spin Off herself, wasn't playable.

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Just now, Glen-i said:

Constant player engagement has become a seriously big thing for online multiplayer games. It's not good enough that a game sells well, it has to keep people playing long after it's released.

It was pretty obvious they were going this route when it became apparent that Daisy, Miss Mario Spin Off herself, wasn't playable.

Yup and it sucks.

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19 hours ago, Hero-of-Time said:

Yup and it sucks.

I don't mind content being released after a game comes out but I do mind when unlockables are tied to having to play at specific times :hmm:

I love Mario Tennis Aces and Mario Golf Super Rush but it bugs me that I'm required to play them every month in order to obtain new colours or costumes for characters.

For those games, it doesn't take too much time to get what you need but then we come to Nintendo Switch Sports and every week there's a host of new things to try to unlock before the time runs out. It's made all the more irritating by the fact that I can't obtain points by playing with friends or that there aren't any fun single player minigames that could also have allowed rewards to be obtained.

Again, I like the game (despite it ultimately being something of a disappointment so far) but to add yet another game in Mario Strikers that I'll probably have to play every month to not miss out on anything? It's becoming too much!

My time is seriously limited enough as it is and, to reiterate again, while I like all these games, I hate the pressure. There are loads of other games I want to play and in some ways I just feel obligated to keep playing these select few titles because I don't want to miss out on anything really.

Even now, I'm still wearing the same outfit I wore on day one of Nintendo Switch Sports, though :grin:

I think what it'll end up coming down to is that after having missed a few Tetris 99 events, I stopped caring about having to have all the themes. I was only ever playing it for those!

The same will happen in Nintendo Switch Sports and no doubt when I have my desired lineup in Mario Strikers I'll not be quite so bothered about missing out on gear!

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It's the classic FOMO strategy that many publishers use. People only have so much free time and it baffles me that more and more games push this kind of thing. 

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If it’s anything like the other Mario sports games, you won’t have to play every month to unlock all the new stuff; you’ll just be given permanent access to the characters & gear a month after it first appears.

Does make buying a physical copy on day 1 a bit pointless though…

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41 minutes ago, Dcubed said:

If it’s anything like the other Mario sports games, you won’t have to play every month to unlock all the new stuff; you’ll just be given permanent access to the characters & gear a month after it first appears.

That's not how it works in Golf. The characters were available immediately, but the costumes/colour changes are still unavailable if you didn't unlock them in the month they were available.

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